Larwinnett Dixon and Carlos Abreu were reportedly involved in a Palm Bay, Florida car accident this morning that ended with Dixon, 29, and her 3-year-old child dead. No charges have yet been filed as Florida Highway Patrol authorities continue to investigate the cause of the car accident, which occurred on Interstate 95. Authorities have indicated that they do not suspect that alcohol or drugs were a factor in the fatal crash.
According to news reports, the combination semi-truck and car accident occurred at approximately 4:45 this morning on Interstate 95, near the Mile 175 and Malabar Road exits in Palm Bay, Forida. Both vehicles involved were in the southbound lane at the time of the accident. Sources indicate the Dixon, who was driving a 2011 Toyota SUV with her daughter, Nazirah Wilson, strapped into the back seat, rear-ended a semi truck that Abreyu’s semi was towing. Abreyu was reportedly going below the posted speed limit at the time, although neithr Dixon’s speed or Abreyu’s have been released to the public.
“Everything happened in the southbound lane… right now, we’re talking to witnesses. We don’t know why [Dixon] ran into the back of the tractor-trailer. Obviously, they were going at a slower rate of speed than she was,” a Florida Highway Patrol spokesperson was quoted as saying following the accident. The investigation and cleanup following the crash closed off the Palm Bay Road/Interstate 95 interchange and Palm Bay southbound ramp for over five hours, but authorities are still not done trying to determine exactly what happened.
Unfortunately, Dixon and her child were not the only Floridians killed in car accidents recently. On June 3, 77-year-old Maraget Catyb reportedly died in Navarre, Florida after the car she was riding in collided with another vehicle driven by Brianna Henderson, 15. No charges have yet been filed, althoug authorities have indicated that they are continuing to investigate the crash.
Henderson was not legally permitted to drive on her own, and it is not clear whether she will face charges. Drivers under 16 are permitted to apply for permits that legally allow them to drive with an adult supervisor, but typically are only allowed to drive sans supervision after 16. However, since Henderson is a minor, any charges against her may be handled in juvenile court unless it is determined that she should be tried as an adult.
News reports indicate that the collision occurred on US Highway 98 in Navarre. Alley Catyb, 50, was reportedly driving a Nissan Altima with Margaret Catyb as a passenger. The relationship between the pair is not known, although reports indicate that Catyb was in town to attend her grandson’s high school graduation. Meanwhile, Henderson was driving a 2004 Dodge Durango on Edgewood Drive. She reportedly stopped at a stop sign, then drove forward, violating the Altima’s right of way.